Pune Summer: Koregaon Park and Wadgaonsheri Record 43.3°C and 43°C Respectively

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Pune, 29th April 2024: As summer tightens its grip, the mercury in Pune soared to unprecedented levels, marking the hottest temperatures of the season so far. Koregaon Park and Wadgaonsheri experienced scorching highs of 43.3°C and 43°C respectively on Sunday, sending residents seeking refuge from the sweltering heat.

These temperatures were strikingly similar to the scorching 43.7°C recorded in Solapur, earning it the title of the hottest place in the state on that day. The oppressive heatwave extended its reach across western and north Maharashtra, with temperatures in the Marathwada region hovering between 41°C and 43°C.

In contrast, the Vidarbha region, renowned for its searing summers, saw comparatively cooler temperatures, with exceptions in Konkan, including Mumbai and Goa. Pune witnessed a similar heatwave, with the India Meteorological Department’s weather station in Chinchwad registering a scorching 42.9°C. Other areas in the city also experienced blistering heat, with Hadapsar hitting 42.7°C, Magarpatta at 41.9°C, and Lohegaon at 41.7°C.

Talegaon Dhamdhere, nestled in the Pune district, recorded the highest temperature at a scalding 43.4°C, further exacerbating the discomfort for locals. The prevailing weather conditions, characterized by an anti-cyclonic circulation over the state coupled with hot northerly winds, are expected to persist for the next four to five days, according to IMD officials.

Pune Maximum temperature on April 29, 2024

However, despite the scorching temperatures, the IMD refrained from declaring a heatwave for the city, as the deviation in maximum temperature falls short of the required range. Nonetheless, a precautionary advisory was issued on Sunday, cautioning residents to brace themselves for the relentless heat.

The urban landscape, marked by concrete structures and towering apartments, exacerbates the heat, contributing to the rising mercury levels. IMD officials offered little solace, predicting no respite in the form of rain in the near future.

Across the state, cities like Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Sangli, Nashik, Aurangabad, Parbhani, and Nanded mirrored Pune’s plight, with temperatures soaring well above the comfort threshold. Authorities urge residents to exercise caution, advising against outdoor activities during peak daytime hours and emphasizing the importance of staying hydrated.

“Venturing outdoors during these extreme conditions can prove perilous,” cautioned an official, urging residents to prioritize their health and safety above all else.